Research shows that in post-conflict countries where women are recognized as victims and awarded justice, peace is more likely to last. But as Colombia tentatively moves towards peace, how much justice can women expect?
When she was 14, Xiomara picked up a gun and joined Colombia's Marxist guerrilla group, the FARC. She stayed in the wilderness for 15 years. Now she faces the challenges of thousands of other women who have left the rebel group: how to come back.
“Africa, si señor!” shouts Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet at the beginning of the band’s new song “Qué Bonito.” We’ve been big fans of Bomba Estéreo for a while, featuring them on both our “Afropop Soundsystem 5: Neo-Cumbia” and “Womex 2010” ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17063/bomba-estereo-party-with-african-guitar/"> Read more »</a>
Sounds and Colours, the magazine that has brought us so much impressive coverage of South American music (among other things), just dropped an especially exciting volume. The Rarezas Colombianas Mixtape was compiled by drummer and percussionist Pedro Ojeda. Ojeda has ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17988/rare-colombian-gems-on-new-sounds-and-colours-comp/"> Read more »</a>
In our upcoming special Hip Deep episode “The Money Show,” we explore the economics behind music in the African diaspora. In Chapter Two, we tell the story of how business competition between rival DJs in Cartagena, Colombia led to the ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18127/18127/"> Read more »</a>
Few producers have a more varied resume than Will Holland, aka Quantic. Starting with straight-ahead break beat-laden dance music of the English variety, he’s moved through soul, jazz and funk before delving headlong into Latin music, particularly focusing on Colombia, ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/18906/quantic/"> Read more »</a>